Christmas Crunch {Funfetti Popcorn Christmas Style}

12.04.2012

Easy and festive Christmas treat? Where? I’m definitely in! I posted this delicious treat back during Easter time and it was called Bunny Bait. In the post I’d mentioned a few other holiday ideas you could do with the same recipe and here’s one of them. This is one of the best treats ever! I’m so glad Bake at 350 came up with such a simple and delicious idea (such a great blog by the way be sure to check it out). It seriously only takes about 5 minutes to whip up this treat, so wouldn’t it be a perfect gift to give during the hectic holidays? I say it’s the perfect “energy” snack for me during the holidays =). It definitely keeps me going! Just a warning, this stuff is addictive so yes it’s a dangerous thing. Easy to make but hard to stop eating. I want to make it every day. It’s such a versatile snack that has such a delightful crunch.

Add as many sprinkles as your heart desires. Mine wanted a lot today =). I love sprinkles. Aren’t they just fancy? Also, if you’d like you can switch up the candy melt flavor with a mint or peppermint flavor. Enjoy!

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Christmas Crunch {Funfetti Popcorn Christmas Style}

5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popping popcorn kernels , or 2 bags tender white popcorn
  • 1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts (such as Wilton Candy Melts)
  • 1 1/3 cups broken pretzel pieces
  • 1 (12 oz) bag green and red Milk Chocolate or Mint M&Ms
  • Red , green and white Sprinkles (I used Jingle Mix Nonpareils)

Instructions

  1. Pop popcorn in a popcorn popper into a large bowl (or alternately in the microwave if using microwave bags of popcorn) according to manufactures directions. Remove any unpopped popcorn kernels. Toss in broken pretzel pieces and M&Ms.
  2. Melt Vanilla Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Drizzle half of melted chips over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with a rubber spatula. Then drizzle remaining half of melted chips over popcorn, and gently stir mixture until evenly coated (don't over stir though or your sprinkles wont stick if the white chips begin to set and harden). Pour mixture into a single layer onto wax paper. Sprinkle entire mixture evenly with sprinkles (as many as you'd like) before vanilla chips set. Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
  3. Note: I was able to fill 8 - 9 1/2"x 4" party treat bags about 2/3 full with this recipe, just to let you know so you have an idea for gift giving.
  4. *These can be found in the cake decorating section of some supermarkets, at craft stores or at specialty kitchen kneads stores.
  5. Recipe Source: Adapted from Bake at 350

90 comments

  • bridget {bake at 350}: It’s so tempting just to eat it all yourself, isn’t it?!?

    Thanks so much for the sweet shout-out! :) December 8, 2012 at 8:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Bridget ~ yes of course! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe =)! I always love your blog! December 10, 2012 at 9:46pm Reply

  • idania rubio: Made this tonight with my 8yr old and 3yr old. They loved it! Super easy and yummy. Going on a road trip this weekend, so it’s gonna make a great snack for them. Thanks for sharing! December 7, 2012 at 6:50pm Reply

  • Diary of an Angry Pregnant Lady: This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it this weekend. December 6, 2012 at 1:58pm Reply

  • angela @ anotherbiteplease: oooo..I love the fun festive colors!!! December 6, 2012 at 11:15am Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: Jaclyn!! How did you know I made a white chocolate popcorn just like this last weekend?? I plan to make dark chocolate version this weekend. Your photos are gorgeous, as always. Love the pretty sprinkles! Great minds think alike. :) December 6, 2012 at 5:05am Reply

  • Anonymous: Could you use white almond bark instead? December 5, 2012 at 8:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yeah that should work just fine because as far as I know it’s basically the same thing. Just use the same number of oz. I hope you love it as much as I do! December 6, 2012 at 11:06am Reply

  • Anonymous: Wow! What a fantastic site! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. December 5, 2012 at 8:41pm Reply

  • Rebecca @ Belle Blog: Now that looks yummy!!

    Rebecca♥ December 5, 2012 at 11:46am Reply

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